"I had a great time," said Wood. "It was nice to meet with all the players, talk with coach Lowe and the other coaches, and experience the game against Miami.
"I had Julius [Mays] and Johnny [Thomas] hosting me. They were great. Julius is my hometown teammate so I already know him, but Johnny was cool too. All the players were. I've been down to NC State three or four times already so I knew most of them but it was good to get to hang out with them again."
Wood got to watch the Wolfpack's overtime win against Miami on Tuesday night. He has been able to catch several NC State games on TV, but this was his first in the RBC Center.
"It was a big-time game," said Wood. "I've seen NC State play on TV, but you don't really get to experience the atmosphere by watching it on TV.
"Being there in the arena, the fans were loud, the student section's crazy, and to be there for a big win against another ACC team... it was really neat to see in person."
Making it even better for Wood was his former teammate, Julius Mays, knocked down the game-winner for the Wolfpack.
"I'm used to Julius doing that so I wasn't surprised," Wood stated. "He did it all the time here because he is a big-game player. Julius is clutch.
"He makes big shots and I was pretty excited that he was able to knock down that shot. After the game he was excited about it, but he was really more happy that they won. He didn't care too much that he hit the game-winner... he said they needed to get that win."
"They were real cool," said Wood. "C.J. Leslie is already committed and hopefully we can get John Wall to come to State.
"Everyone was telling me that they saw me on TV during the game and I just looked calm, but when Julius hit that shot me and John were jumping up-and-down going crazy. We were excited."
Prior to leaving Raleigh, Wood spent some time with the Wolfpack coaching staff.
"The coaches said to make sure I keep working on my game and don't look too far in the future," he stated. "They wanted me to make sure that I finish my season right and when it's time to come down to State they'll work with me, but the important thing is to finish my senior season and come away with a state championship."
What was the highlight of the visit for Wood?
"I liked spending time with all the players," he said. "I think they've got really good chemistry. Some teams have their little groups, but at State they seem to do everything together and I think it shows on the court."
Wood and Marion (IN) High are 10-1 and ranked No. 3 in the Class 4A division. He said that he'll begin his career wearing No. 25 but after Trevor Ferguson graduates he will switch to No. 15. Fully qualified, Wood will be enrolling at NC State on June 28th for the second summer session.